Engripado y para colmo insomne, me dedico a navegar sin rumbo. Realmente el navegador puede ser una forma de asociación libre, de un thread en Debian, a otro en LKML, a Google, a Wikiquote, finalmente a este post.

O sea, más citas. Creo que debería hacerme un póster con ésta (ya mencionada en otro post): Dijkstra would not have liked this, como quien tiene un símbolo religioso que le marca el camino.

Sin más, mi selección de citas de hoy, mezclando las sesudas con las jocosas.

  • Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it. - Brian W. Kernighan.
  • Write a paper promising salvation, make it a 'structured' something or a 'virtual' something, or 'abstract', 'distributed' or 'higher-order' or 'applicative' and you can almost be certain of having started a new cult. - Edgar W. Dijkstra, EWD 709: My hopes of computing science.
  • Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it. - Donald Knuth, March 22, 1977 link
  • (What the world needs (I think) is not (a Lisp (with fewer parentheses)) but (an English (with more.)))) - Brian Hayes, "The Semicolon Wars", American Scientist
  • Real Programmers never work 9 to 5. If they are around at 9 AM, it's because they were up all night.
  • Obviously I was either onto something, or on something. Larry Wall sobre la creación de Perl.
  • Many computer scientists have fallen into the trap of trying to define languages like George Orwell's Newspeak, in which it is impossible to think bad thoughts. What they end up doing is killing the creativity of programming. Otra de Larry Wall.
  • La última de LW: I'm reminded of the day my daughter came in, looked over my shoulder at some Perl 4 code, and said, 'What is that, swearing? <199806181642.JAA10629@wall.org> (1998)

Como postdata, s9y está empezando a oler mal, ahora que me estoy acostumbrando a usar tags semánticos y el muy arcaico sigue ofreciéndome <b>, <i> y cosas similares.